Fraser Basin Council
Home  |  CONTACT US: Offices AND Staff  |  Site Map


Public Open Houses on Draft Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan (2018-2022)

In the Fall of 2017, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) held public open houses in BC and Yukon to provide details and receive feedback on its draft plan to implement Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (Wild Salmon Policy).

There is still opportunity for public comment by email or online through December 15, 2017: See Online Feedback.


About the Wild Salmon Policy

The goal of the Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (Wild Salmon Policy (WSP)) is to restore and maintain healthy and diverse salmon populations and their habitats for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of Canada in perpetuity.

Read the Wild Salmon Policy on the DFO website.

About the Draft Implementation Plan

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is in Phase 3 of a four-phase consultation process on a draft plan to implement the WSP. Phase 3 includes a series of public open houses to share information and receive feedback on the plan. Phase 4 will be ongoing; it will involve reviewing the plan to keep it current and reporting out on progress.

Read the Draft 2018-2022 Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan - For Consultation.

Public Open Houses and Webinar

DFO hosted nine public open houses on the implementation plan in the Fall of 2017:

  • Nanaimo: October 24, 2017
  • Prince Rupert: October 24, 2017
  • Campbell River: October 25, 2017
  • Smithers: October 25, 2017
  • Vancouver: October 30, 2017
  • Prince George: November 1, 2017
  • Chilliwack: November 16, 2017
  • Port Alberni: November 20, 2017
  • Whitehorse: November 29, 2017

A webinar was also held on November 9, 2017.

The Fraser Basin Council provided support at the open houses in Vancouver, Prince George and Chilliwack.

Online Feedback

DFO is inviting public comments on the draft implementation plan through December 15, 2017.

If you were unable to attend a public meeting but would like to provide feedback, please submit your comments by email or through an implementation plan workbook on the DFO website.

Details on submitting comments: Draft 2018-2022 WSP Implementation Plan Workbook.

For More Information

Questions can be directed to:

WSP Coordinator:

Attention: Policy Branch
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200-401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3S4

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351